Chris Clemons To Sign With Birds Today

Howard Eskin was the first to report Clemons as a possible signing, and now Clemons own agent thinks a deal will get done.

Chris Clemons, who had eight sacks as a linebacker-defensive end for the Raiders last season, will sign with the Eagles today, agent Don Henderson said last night. “We’ll get it done,” Henderson predicted, as Clemons embarked on his first free-agent visit. “He can get to the quarterback, coming off the edge, which is what they said they want from him.”

I would really like this move. Clemons is not a big name, but 8 sacks in a backup role is very impressive. The Eagles have signed the prize FA CB Asante Samuel, and now look to bring in another pass rusher. Clemons won’t start, but he will get a lot of snaps, because the Eagles love to rotate defensive lineman.

Clemons is somewhat of a tweener DE/LB, and would probably have to bulk up a little bit to play defensive end regularly. With some experience at LB, I can see Clemons being used as the “joker” in some nickle situations.

At 26 years old, and very little mileage on him, Clemons should be a great change of pace pass rusher.

>>Agent: Eagles to sign ex-Raider Clemons (Daily News)

 UPDATE! Clemons visit confirmed by Press conference scheduled for 3:15.

UPDATE! Eagles officially sign Clemons for 5 years!

There was a much smaller press conference today for speed pass rushing defensive end Chris Clemens. Andy Reid walked to the podium with Clemens, and held up his number 50 jersey. Reid said that Clemens would be playing end(he played LB in the past), and seemed very happy to have him on board.

UPDATE! Clemons 5 year deal is worth $18.5 Million.
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  • ck0712

    yeah i like this move…..surprise -given the fact that i’m not overly fond of andy or the FO !!!  let’s hope NEXT up is a WR..please !!!

  • Chris (Raiders)

    Shit!!  Awww you owed us one after taken a raw Derrick Burgess from you, and Clemons aint to far off.  Good signing. 

  • Chris (Raiders)

    Oh, and I don’t know who Howard Eskin is but Clemons never played a down standing up.  He played nothing but defensive end for the Raiders last year, and though he’s played linebacker in the past, he got all 8 sacks last season at end, and that’s where I think he fits. 

  • ck0712

    howard eskin is a tool, lol!he’s a "sports commentator" here in Philly!!!  

  • Ian

    Yes Eskin is a local radio guy who looks like the burger king guy.

    I am still pissed about Burgess Chris! this is only a small payback for that. I like the move though.

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  • Redskins Guy

    Jesus. I hear Walker is working out with McNabb too.  You guys are being monsters in free agency.  Now you know what it feels like to be a Redskins fan during a typical Dan Snyder offseason.  With luck it’ll work out just as well for you as it did for us.

  • ck0712

    yup redskins guy they are buddies they have been trainin in AZ together!!FINALLY we are getting aggressive in FA.LOL i never realized Ian but yeah Eskin does look like the burger king guy LOL!

  • WestCoastSkins

    Yea yall are making a huge splash this year. Im actually worried about playing yall next year.

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